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Home Resources & Education

Derek HalesBy Derek Hales
Updated March 7, 2018

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Whether you own or rent a house, apartment, condo, townhome, or something in between, building a livable and organized place that feels like home is difficult. For most of us it takes years of slowly designing, tweaking, and building to bring our vision of the perfect home to life.

Here at Modern Castle, it’s our hope to help you discover, research, and select the best products for your home. However, building your dream home is more than just the stuff of life that goes into your home.

Over the coming months we will be taking an in-depth look at important home issues and how those topics affect adults, parents, kids, and health— both mental and physical— as well as how you can design and manage your home to live a better, healthier, and more fulfilled life.

Below you’ll find a full list of all of the topics and guides we’ve covered to date as part of our series on home resources and education.

How to Build a Home Library for Kids

Find helpful resources on how to build a home library that both kids and adults will enjoy.

PTSD, Depression, and Home Design

See how the layout of your house can help with PTSD and depression symptoms.

Kid's Guide on Recognizing Fake News

Help your kids increase their media literacy with this informative guide on identifying fake news.

How to Clean Your Kids Toys

Discover how to better protect your children with basic cleaning routine for their toys.

How to Get Your Kids Off of Screens

Find help and resources to limit screen time for kids and create a healthy balance with technology.

Have a question or comment? Or do you have a suggestion for a topic you think we should cover? Please send us an email using our contact form here.

Derek Hales

Derek Hales


Derek Hales is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of He is a passionate perfectionist when it comes to testing and reviewing products for the home. When he is not testing new products, Derek enjoys golf, tennis, and PC gaming. Derek lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife, Samantha, and poodle, Tibbers.

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